In the weeks leading up to Easter, we will begin new series focused on the cross and what Jesus has accomplished for us. Most believers have a very incomplete understanding of the cross. The concepts of salvation, justification, and atonement, however, are central to our faith. We will gain a better understanding of Christ’s work on the cross through this series titled “JUSTIFICATION.”
We are continuing in our series through Philippians 2:5-11 called “MIND RESET.” We’ve been studying the words of Paul and what it means to have the mind of Christ. This Easter weekend, we will learn what it means for Jesus to be called “Lord.” Sometimes we overuse that word to the point it begins to lose meaning. We will look at the term with fresh eyes this weekend in our message titled “LORD.”
When it comes to our salvation, we have to count the cost. We have to ask ourselves, “What all am I willing to give up in order to be saved?” Please don’t misunderstand. Giving up doesn’t save us. Salvation from start to finish is the work of God. It’s only by grace through faith in the cross of Jesus and the empty tomb that we are saved. But, being willing to give up everything reveals whether or not we understand the gospel. It demonstrates how sincere and how committed we are to follow Christ our king.
This weekend’s message is titled “IMMORTAL.” Paul’s words to the Philippians show that he was fearless in the faith of death. He knew what was waiting for him on the other side: an eternity in the presence of God. Paul was able to maintain an eternal perspective because he understood that this life is not all there is.
In this Sunday’s message we will look at I Corinthians 15 – the key passage in the entire Bible on the resurrection. This is one message you cannot afford to miss.
This weekend I will be preaching a series on the Resurrection. As we embark on the Easter season , this series will teach us the importance of the resurrection to our Christian life. Resurrection is not just something that we will benefit from when we go to heaven. It is something that impacts our lives right now.
1 John 1:2 – Καὶ ἡ ζωὴ ἐφανερώθη, καὶ ἑωράκαμεν, καὶ μαρτυροῦμεν, καὶ ἀπαγγέλλομεν ὑμῖν τὴν ζωὴν τὴν αἰώνιον, ἥτις ἦν πρὸς τὸν πατέρα, καὶ ἐφανερώθη ἡμῖν............................
.......................John tells his readers that Jesus the life was revealed to this world. In other words, Jesus did not come through the agency of any human being or institution. He was revealed from above. As one of the disciples he was privileged to see Him. He is so sure of this that he is willing to testify about it. Now he wants to go about reporting about this eternal life. (Check out the blog to read more.)